EVS: Applying Instructions 2018

Apply for European Solidarity Corps Volunteering! The first step is to register oneself for the European Solidarity Corps in the European Youth Portal and search from there interesting voluntary work positions.

1. Search for available positions from the European Youth Portal

Register for the European Solidarity Corps in the European Youth Portal. The registration does not yet oblige you to participate.

Project support funding is applied for ESC volunteering periods from the European Union. If a voluntary workplaces wishes to receive you as a volunteer, we will assist them in writing the funding application. Also, if needed, we support you and your voluntary workplace in keeping in contact with each other.

2. Search for volunteering possibilities also from other databases

You can also search for open positions from the EU’s Volunteering projects information database and ask for possible open position from the receiving organizations in the EVS Accredited Organisations database.

3. ESC projects of the ICYE network

Through the ICYE network we can send EVS volunteers to Austria, Iceland, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Slovakia and Switzerland. The volunteers mainly work among disabled people or children, and the voluntary work period usually begins in August–September. The application periods vary from according to the country, but for the most projects the application period is in January. We inform about the available projects and about applying for them in our website.

4. Separate ESC projects of the international ICYE

Occasionally there are available separate ESC projects – in Africa and Asia, for instance – coordinated by the international ICYE. We inform about these project and about applying for them in our website. The projects begin throughout the year, and the application period is 2–6 months before the departure.

In all the options we interview the applicant, usually after the voluntary workplace has been confirmed, and we make the the project funding application together with the receiving organization for the national agency of the European Solidarity Corps either in the destination country or in Finland.